New Releases

I have been a bit busy in the past couple of days making a few new items for the store.  I sat down to play with some of my items as well as a couple of the other designer’s products (Linda Lee Hall’s Wings brushes and Nellie Bell’s Relics for the charm on the necklace) at North and South Studios to make this image.

The most exciting and my favorite thing I have created this week for my photo composites is this set of lightening overlays.  They were created on 100% black backgrounds to make it easy for it to “blend away” when you change your blend mode to Screen or Lighten.  I love adding lightning to my composites!

Some of the textures used to create this came from my newest Fine Art Texture sets: Teal, Gray, Brown and Turquoise and Purple.  I generally have a certain color scheme in mind for my finished art work, so a lot of times I will desaturate my texture so as not to add any more color.  However, they look pretty awesome in color as well!  Textures can be used as backgrounds in your creative works, too!

I have also added two new brush sets, both vintage-y (Is that a word?!).   Both sets are authentic vintage pieces from the 1700s!  As with all my brushes, they were created in Photoshop 2018, but png files are included in case you can’t use the brushes in your version of Photoshop or Elements (or other software you use.)  They also come with licensing for Artistic Use, Commercial Use, Commercial Use for Commercial Use and, of course, Personal Use.

And just a reminder – if you use Coupon Code AYLJAN18 at check out, you will receive 50% off your entire cart of $10 or more!

Hope you are having a happy day!

Artfully Yours,

Time After Time Collection

I finally had a chance to sit down and finish the piece I have been working on for over a week, which inspired the latest kit I listed in the store, Time After Time Collection.

I used pieces from my Charms – Antique Clocks to make clusters, Gesso Texture Backgrounds/Overlays and many Photoshop brushes including paint splats.

I had a lot of fun creating the textures for the background for this piece.  The textures had a bit of a transparent look to them when I set them to Linear Light blend mode.  I liked the way that looked, but many other blend modes and colors can be chosen.

Close up of the textures using Linear Light blend mode to give them the transparent look.
Check out these backgrounds! I LOVE them! They look like distressed concrete to me.
The image that inspired the Time After Time collection!

This collection falls under the 50% sale category that is still going on until the 24th!

This most likely will be my last blog post until after Christmas, so I want to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday!

Artfully Yours,

New Gesso Backgrounds or Overlays

I know I say this all the time, but I seriously cannot wait to play with these!  It seems I don’t have much time to use my products much because I am busy creating new products so much.  Hopefully soon things will balance out so I have time for more of my own art projects.  However, I am in the process of a mixed-media type composite using one of these textures as the background!  Adding the background texture just changed the entire feel of my project, and it’s just what I was looking for!  Of course, I will share when I complete it.

Anyway, back to the new product.  Check out the gesso and canvas textures!

The first preview is how they look at 100%.  The second is what the overall page looks like, although reduced significantly to fit the preview.

I left them in gray scale so you can choose the color scheme of your liking.  (If you don’t know how to do that, I have a small video tutorial planned to show you how, but in the meantime, definitely ask me how by emailing me or finding me on Facebook. I am always happy to answer any questions or help out if I can!

As with all my products right now, they are on sale at 50% off!